Manifesto – Transport

Maritime & Inland Water

To accelerate the rate of maritime infrastructural development, we will

  • Continue to invest in the modernisation, expansion and improvement of our ports;
  • Support the revival of the Black Star Line as a subsidiary of GPHA to increase employment opportunities for Ghanaian seafarers;
  • Commission pre-feasibility study on the potential of a deep-sea port at Keta;
  • Construct improved landing sites on the Volta Lake;
  • As part of the Eastern Corridor Multi-modal Transport Project, upgrade the Akosombo and Buipe Ports with modern equipment to ensure efficiency of transportation on the Volta Lake;
  • Continue the removal of tree stumps from the Volta Lake to facilitate bulk haulage of cargo from Akosombo to the three northern regions as well as neighboring countries;
  • Work with the International Maritime Organisation to improve safety in Ghana’s territorial waters, in line with our international obligations;
  • Develop a holistic transport security policy manual.

 

Aviation

We will

  • Complete ongoing projects at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA);
  • Complete the construction of Terminal Three at the Kotoka International Airport;
  • Construct Phase II of the Kumasi International Airport to include a new terminal building and an extension of runway to accommodate medium wide bodied jets;
  • Complete the bulk cargo handling jetty project at KIA;
  • Construct Phase II of the Tamale International Airport to include new passenger and Hajj terminals;
  • Complete the Ho Airport;
  • Develop the Wa Airstrip into a modern aerodrome open to commercial flights;
  • Construct new airstrips in Cape Coast, Koforidua and Bolgatanga;
  • Upgrade the Sunyani Airport
  • Continue implementation of the policy to construct a minimum of an airstrip in every region;
  • Complete the process of partnering a private sector operator to re-establish a new national carrier;
  • Separate Air Navigation Services from regulation by Ghana Civil Aviation Authority;
  • Construct an Air Navigation Centre to further enhance safety of aircraft operations;
  • Continue preparatory work on a new airport city in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region.

 

 

Railway

We will

  • Commence work on the construction of the Western Railway line (Kojokrom-Awaso through Dunkwa to Kumasi);
  • Commence work on the reconstruction of the Eastern Railway line from Tema to Kumasi via the Boankra Inland Port;
  • Complete work on the construction of the Sekondi-Takoradi via Kojokrom sub-urban railway line;
  • Commence work on the Tema – Akosombo Railway Line;
  • Complete feasibility and commence work on Northern line to link Burkina Faso;
  • Build suburban lines between Accra- Amasaman-Nsawam and between Kumasi-Ejisu.

 

Road Transport Services

We will

  • Continue to expand bus services and terminals to more destinations through inter and intra city services;
  • Partner with private transport operators to improve public road transport;
  • Establish a regulatory body for the road transport sector;
  • Continue to procure more buses for mass transit.